Tag: Nature

Profiles in Hummingbirds

Yesterday I showed you the majestic Bald Eagles who come from as far away as Alaska to feed on the salmon in the Skagit River. Today I show you their tiny majestic cousins – the Anna’s Hummingbirds – who come to feed year-round in… Continue Reading “Profiles in Hummingbirds”

Breathing Nature’s Fresh Air

During this strange Covid year we’ve had to be hypervigilant about the very air we breathe, wearing masks and distancing ourselves to avoid transmitting the insidious virus to each other. Thankfully we can breathe deeply in nature where no such prohibition exists. So come… Continue Reading “Breathing Nature’s Fresh Air”

The Sun Also Rises

We saw torrential downpours on the first day of winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Those further north enjoyed the first snow though none of it made it to the ground at my house. But yesterday dawned clear and cold and temperatures rose during… Continue Reading “The Sun Also Rises”

A Walk through Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge

Not the river itself of course but the town named after the river. Last month – before the latest round of lockdowns went into effect – we spent the night in Hood River. Getting there was the best part – traveling the Historic Columbia… Continue Reading “A Walk through Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge”

Tis the Season for Raindrops and Berries

~ Susanne

Fun with Snowberry

I’m still dreaming of snow but until it arrives I’ll have to settle for snowberrry! A few years ago we planted some common snowberry shrubs and they thrived – filling in empty spaces with bright green leaves and tiny flowers in the spring. But… Continue Reading “Fun with Snowberry”

Colors of the Pacific Northwest

Despite my dreams of a Winter Wonderland there’s no snow yet in the Great Northwest only rain, rain, and more rain. What’s a person to do? Time for an indoor project and it so happens I’ve got one. For the last couple of months… Continue Reading “Colors of the Pacific Northwest”

Colorful Coulon Walk and a Cloud

It was a crisp and clear, sunny day – perfect for a walk at Coulon Park. Trees bore leaves of red and gold and the Mountain was out but it was a cloud that caught my eye. It loomed large as I drove home… Continue Reading “Colorful Coulon Walk and a Cloud”

Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World

There’s always something to be thankful for and if you don’t believe it, just look around at the beauty of the natural world. Earlier this month we visited Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and forest that… Continue Reading “Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World”

It’s a Melancholy Day and the Leaves are Crying

Still they are beautiful. ~ Susanne

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